BDR Articles

  1. From ASCII Chicago: 5 Hiring Don'ts
    5/27/2015

    I was honored to kick off the ASCII Success Summit today at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Chicago with my hiring best practices presentation titled “Hire Like You Just Beat Cancer.” It’s always great to connect with solution provider executives and try to solve important small business problems.

  2. Ponemon Study: Most Healthcare Organizations Have Experienced A Data Breach
    5/27/2015

    Ponemon has released its Fifth Annual Benchmark Study On Privacy & Security Of Healthcare Data, and it reveals what most of the industry already knows … healthcare organizations are under heavy attack from cybercriminals.

  3. Sell Your Business Or Keep It: Both Paths Are The Same
    5/26/2015

    While at Autotask’s recently held Community Live! conference in Miami, I sat in on a very interesting session run by Bruce Teichman, VP and partner of Cogent Growth Partners. The breakout concentrated on the topic of selling one’s business — the steps to take, how much money to expect, and when to start the process. Here’s a quick run-through of Teichman’s tips for how to run your business that will make it appealing to buyers. What I found most interesting was that Teichman’s advice was equally valuable to a VAR or MSP that isn’t interested in selling.

  4. MeriTalk Launches New FedRAMP 411 Site
    5/26/2015

    Federal agencies will spend more than $2 billion on cloud services during 2015, and cloud service providers are also spending millions to insure that their products and services are in line with governmental security standards as laid out in the FedRAMP regulations.

  5. The Number One MDM Practice You Can’t Afford To Get Wrong
    5/22/2015

    Some VARs and MSPs opt to take a hands off approach when it comes to bring your own device (BYOD) and mobile device management (MDM) opportunities. But, savvy resellers recognize three facts: First, your customers are going to use their personal mobile devices at work whether end users have corporate policies and solutions in place or not. And second, by not doing anything, your customers are at a greater risk of a data breach. And, finally, there’s money to be made in mobility.

  6. What MSPs Need To Know About The Impact Of Cloud Computing On Clients’ IT Departments
    5/21/2015

    As cloud computing has gained in popularity over the years, many within the IT industry have been understandably excited and wary about what it would mean for them.

  7. Cloud Backup Can Help Mitigate Downtime, Losses
    5/21/2015

    An infographic from private cloud company SingleHop reflects the results of a study that shows that while enterprises may pay close attention to their servers, they are less likely to protect their endpoint data from downtime or loss.

  8. Inside Autotask Community Live! 2015
    5/19/2015

    Autotask Community Live! officially kicked off yesterday at the gorgeous Trump National Doral Miami. Mark Cattini, president and CEO of the company took the stage in Monday's early morning keynote to update the crowded room of Autotask partners on the recent achievements and future goals of the automation company. Following are my notes from his presentation and the rest of the day...

  9. Managed Services, Backup And Recovery, And Networking News From April 2015
    5/14/2015

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in managed services, backup and recovery, and networking news, D-Link launches a weatherproof wireless access point, Ingram Micro introduces a new ISV resource for VARs, AVG updates Business Managed Workplace, Webroot integrates with Palo Alto Networks Firewall, StorageCraft unveils BDR for Linux, Continuum announces a new managed backup platform, and Panasonic updates the Toughpad 4K tablet.

  10. Don't Leave Your SMB Customers Unprotected
    4/29/2015

    Last week I wrote an article urging VARs to provide their SMB retailers with technologies that allow those retailers to act like the big chains. I still stand by that recommendation, but now realize that such an idea doesn’t have to be limited to SMB retailers. Coincidentally, Business Solutions Editor Jay McCall just interviewed Jensen Information Technologies for an upcoming issue of the magazine. In the article, the MSP’s director of sales shares how they provide SMB customers in manufacturing and professional services an enterprise experience.

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